From smog air pollution to new coronavirus outbreaks, people are paying more and more attention to environmental pollution and health threats caused by viruses. Various types of masks have also changed from ordinary items to hard currency, and the demand is increasing. In this regard, Xiaomi has obtained a patent for “smart masks” from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). According to the patent description, the mask will be equipped with an embedded computing unit that includes a processor to calculate all data from the mask sensors.
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There is also a storage module to store the calculated data. Moreover, we can find a connection module to transfer all stored data. At the same time, a built-in battery powers all instruments and is equipped with a standard air filter.
In terms of functions, Xiaomi’s smart mask has a built-in sensor that can record the total wearing time, pollution absorption, breathing volume, and number of breaths. In addition, the mask can be used in conjunction with a mobile app to view the above data in real time and understand the air quality of your city.
This smart mask also has built-in sensors such as accelerometers and gyroscopes to help determine whether the user is in motion. It is even possible to monitor whether the user’s lung capacity is increasing or decreasing.
From the description, the mask, as a wearable medical product, can detect potential breathing abnormalities of the user and recommend a healthier breathing method for it.
Even if Xiaomi obtains a patent, it does not necessarily release the product. Of course, if Xiaomi’s smart mask can finally be put on the market, it will certainly be welcomed by many people.